Tuesday, August 26, 2008

F is for Fountain Pen: ABC Wednesday Round #3

before computers
when handwriting was in vogue
these were treasured items



My appreciation and thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place for hosting ABC Wednesday Round 3. To view more ABC Wednesday posts via Mr. Linky please click HERE. For viewing the new format of ABC Wednesday Round 3 where all posts can be seen in the same place, please click HERE.

30 comments:

Denise said...

I love handwriting it is a definate passion. I have always loved writing and was passionate about it when teaching! The biro brought about untidy writing. Bring on the fountain pen!
Thanks for your contribution.
Dx

CaBaCuRl said...

Your photos are beautiful.Writing with a fountain pen is a very nurturing thing to do i think...makes you feel more connected to the words.

ellen b said...

Wow! You have some beauties. I like how you photographed them...

leslie said...

These are absolutely beautiful. What a collection! Fabulous post and fantastic fotos! :D

Reader Wil said...

What a marvellous set of fountain pens! I used to have one like the bottom one with purple and black.

me ann my camera said...

There is a definite comfort to holding a fountain pen in your hand; and then writing with it.

Paz said...

Beautiful pens. Lovely photos.

Paz

babooshka said...

Takes me back to school. They are beautiful implements to write with.

Texas Travelers said...

There is nothing like writing with a good fountain pen.
Great photos.
I have a collection and it is a treasured collection at that.

Thanks for sharing,
Troy

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Awesome photo--awesome pens. That's a great collection! I collect (and use) old pens and love them dearly. Each one has its own personality and characteristics. Do you use them all?

shutterhappyjenn said...

I have a friend who collects pens and I am sure she will love your post! Great shots!

I played, too! My "F" photo is up here.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I still adore writing with a good fountain pen to this day! Very good photos!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

my grandfather ha dpens like that too...how lovely to see them and be reminded...lovely post...

AphotoAday said...

That's a "f"ine selection of "f"ountain pens...

Stephen said...

Great photograph really well done

Gemma said...

Love Fountain pens...though I only use mine on special occasions.

Bear Naked said...

What a Fantastic choice for ABC Wednesday letter F.
Very unique.

Bear((( )))

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are beautiful.... I have mademany pens for people using goose and pheasent feathers, and I have always admire good hand writing... but alas I can not use these, being left handed means my hand trails the pen.... it is just so easy to catch the wet ink and make a mess.
I love your pen and this post.
Tom

D Herrod said...

Wonderful post. Nothing beats the feel of a good fountain pen.

April said...

Fantastic colorful post! Nice fountain pen collection. Wonderful new blog!

Dirk said...

Very nice pictures! My wife still loves to write with this sort of pens.
Dirkjogt, Belgium

Ackworth Born said...

I've used fountain pens in the past but really always prefered pencils as ink is so messy - think I still have half a bottle of Quink blue somewhere though.

Powell River Books said...

A colourful display for us to enjoy. Today my contribution is about a special farm that used to located near my town in Coastal BC. I invite you to come see. -- Margy

Tommy V said...

great "F"

Mary said...

Those are such beautiful pens...the colors are great! If they are your own personal collection, you are fortunate. Terrific photos of them. I've always had terrible handwriting, but envy those who do lovely calligraphy and writing.

kouji said...

lovely pictures and 'ku. :)

Geraldine said...

Congrats on the new blog Ann!

I love beautiful pens. I have 2 special ones in particular, given to me by special friends, on the publication of my craft book and my cookbook. Treasures.

Great post!

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

2sweetnsaxy said...

Those are beautiful pens. As much as I enjoy my computer there is nothing like the feel of a good pens gliding elogently across a sheet of paper. I love to write!

Rambling Woods said...

That is quite a collection and I do like them so much better than some of the newer kinds...

marina said...

I still use one of them!!!